Patent/ Design/ Trademark filing, searching and monitoring services

Patent/ Design/ Trademark filing, searching and monitoring services

horak Lawyers/ Patent Attorneys is a leading IP consultancy that provides the full range of IP services, from portfolio management, disputes and enforcement through to strategy, consulting and commercialisation. Do you want to apply for a patent or a utility model? Do you have a renowned name? Then you should safeguard, defend and protect it! We have the following services at the ready for you:

Trademark searches

Conduct trademark searches - not only before filing a trademark application but also after trademark registration Trade mark searches are important. They are the only way to check if your proposed trade mark does not [...]

How to register a trademark in Germany?

Trademark Registration in Germany The German Patent and Trade Mark Office examines your trade mark application for so-called absolute grounds for refusal. Signs or indications are excluded from registration if they merely describe the kind, [...]

European and International Patent Application (EP/ PCT)

Patent protection abroad Patents are only valid in the country for which they have been granted (principle of territoriality). Patents granted by the DPMA have effect in the Federal Republic of Germany. You have a [...]

Applying for a patent in Germany

Please bear in mind that the patent system is a very complex field of law. It may be advisable to retain the services of a patent attorney for preparing and filing a patent application. If [...]

Trade mark protection by trademark application and registration

You can register all signs as trade marks that are suitable for distinguishing goods or services of a particular enterprise from that of other enterprises. Trade marks can consist of words, letters, numbers, pictures, three-dimensional [...]

Trade mark protection for products and services

Trade marks identify products and services of an enterprise. They stand for the quality of an enterprise and are part of the company’s intellectual property, just like patents. A strong trade mark is a valuable asset. Anyone can file a trade mark. Trade mark protection is available for words, letters, numbers, pictures, and even colours and sounds. Create a unique sign! Otherwise your application might be refused. What is a trade mark? Trade marks identify the goods and services of particular traders. Signs that are suitable for distinguishing products or services of a particular enterprise from that of other companies are eligible for trade mark protection. These signs may consist of words, letters, numbers, pictures, or even colours or sounds. Trade mark protection in Germany arises from the entry in the register of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office and is subject to a prior application. Trade mark protection may also arise from due to intensive use of a sign in the in course of trade or from the fact that a sign is well-known. Registration of a trade mark confers to its owner the exclusive right to use the trade mark in relation to the protected goods and/or services. Trade mark owners can sell and assign their trade marks anytime. The owner of a trade mark can grant others a right of use of the trade mark (trade mark licence). A trade mark can be renewed indefinitely and last forever. If the renewal fee is not paid every ten years, the registration will be cancelled. […]